March 22, 2016

22/03/2016: 2016 IFT Leadership Election Results
The 2016 Institute of Food Technologists Leadership Election came to an official close at 5:00 pm (CT) on Tuesday, March 15. Congratulations to the following individuals who will take office on September 1, 2016:

IFT President-Elect
  • Cindy Stewart, PhD, CFS, Global Cultures and Food Protection Technology & Innovation Leader, DuPont Nutrition & Health, United States
IFT Board of Directors
  • Chris Findlay, MS, PhD, CFS, FCI FST, Chairman, Compusense Inc, Canada
  • Sarah Kirkmeyer, PhD, MBA, CFS, Director of Consumer Sensory Insights, Givaudan Corporation, United States
  • Roger Lawrence, Vice President Global Quality and Regulatory Affairs, McCormick & Company, Inc, United States
  • Lauren Shimek, PhD, Senior Portfolio Director, IDEO, United States
Nominations & Elections Committee – Due to a vacancy on the current Nominations & Elections Committee, there are two categories of elected committee members; immediate term to fulfill the remaining 18 months of the vacant seat and the annual term of three members to serve the full three-year term.

Full Three-Year Term
  • Brian Farkas, Professor and Head, Department of Food Science, Purdue University, United States
  • Carmen L Gomes, PhD, Assistant Professor at Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, United States
  • Hongda Chen, PhD, Fellow, CFS, National Program Leader, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States
Immediate 18-Month Term
  • Danielle Robertson, MS, Quality Systems Manager, R&D Dept., Beachbody, United States
IFT Student Association President-Elect
  • Morgan Von Staden, Mississippi State University
IFT Student Association Area Representatives
  • Central Atlantic Area Representative – Kelsey Kanyuck, North Carolina State University
  • Midwest Area Representative – Emily Mayhew, University of Illinois
  • North Atlantic Area Representative – William Dixon, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • North Central Area Representative – Abbie Hohman, University of Minnesota
  • Pacific Northwest Area Representative – Praveena Thirunathan, University of British Columbia
  • Pacific Southwest Area Representative – Michelle Ecarma, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • South Central Area Representative – Seth Ellsworth, University of Arkansas
  • Southeast Area Representative – Eric Ewald, Clemson University
IFT appreciate all of the candidates’ involvement in this election and extend a special thank you to all members who voted. For full IFT leadership biographies, please visit

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